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here. he does have l leverage. but it will be a long haul. he does need partners. >> mitch mcconnell is on the knows as saying that he that the election makes some thele think tha rolllicans are going to over. "i am here to tell them there's notionto that whatsoever." that does not sound like compromise. compromiseinition of excepting over and higher tax rates. that is an interesng definition. democratic definition of compromise. i would never suggest biasas. the president ran -- i will say negative most campgn. hehe did not run on s record. he could not. he did not run on a program. there ione thing he got a mandate for, and he now has a mandate to raise the top tax the on twpercrcent of population by four. ? -- by four points? at is the smallest mandate in american history. >> can i say something? >> no, not until i am done. this is true. he is the host. you are not. i am not going to get into this floridian -- whatat the republicans will agre thejohn boeer came out day after the election saying raisee would agree to revenues. there is a difference between rates and revenues. you d
already." mcconnell said "i didot g elected to raise taxeses." u know that eric cantor will try to hold dowown on the house side on raising taxes. but you heheard jojohn boehneray "i am the most reasonable guy in all of washington." we will see what happens within ncy pelosi. if she decides to run agait the leaders, she will be one of the westover people in the room. it could be an interesting race between steny hoyoyer, whwho may be more willing to compromise with republicans, and chris van hollen, who o may neneed nancy pelosi's backing to beat at steny hoyer for the job. >> there is no question that if you take the rhetoric at face value, there is no deal possible. i think the american pple are hong there is give-and-take on both sides but it is going to be tough bececause of the obama rhetoric during the campaign those at the totop end of the ectrum paying a little bit more, the republican line of "we are willing to have a discussion but it cannot inlve rates." the gap has got to be bridged -- leaderers haveve to havave a al they can sell to their rank and file. >> the real problem
on the wealthy. senator mcconnell the republican leader in senate said that he won't raise taxes to turn off those spending cuts. if senator mcconnell and speaker boehner don't bend, do you still believe the president should go right up to the brink and over the fiscal cliff? >> here we are, our country has a tremendous debt and deficit problem. we also have a challenge in making sure that we educate our workforce, we need to make sure we care for our veterans who need that care today. we need to have research and we need to be able to compete in a global marketplace, those investments are important. everyone who has looked at this, including the supercommittee that i served on, said we need to have revenue as part of the solution to this problem as well as looking at entitlements and spending cuts. what has been the missing ingredient in congress to date is revenue and make sure that it's fairly distributed and the wealthy pay their fair share. that's what we face right now. if our republican counterparts can step forward with that revenue piece we'll be able to find a solution. >> and if n
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